Andrew Hoppin

Through my consulting firm, New Amsterdam Ideas, I am working on a range of projects that aim to connect open-source and open government efforts across multiple political geographies, accelerate public access to government data, and increase operational efficiency within government. As in my former life as a public official, the mantra remains “transparency, efficiency, participation.”

New Amsterdam Ideas also recently launched a new joint venture, DrupalSquad, which provides a la carte on-demand Drupal support and development to the long-tail of the Drupal market.

I also serve on the the Advisory Boards of Code for America and the New Organizing Institute, and on the Board of Directors of Yenza and Open Plans.
From January 2009 – January 2011, I served as the first ever Chief Information Officer for the New York State Senate, executing a mission to dramatically improve government transparency, citizen participation, and operational efficiency for the Senate through technology. The CIO’s Office works in three main realms: opening up the Senate’s legislative and administrative data for public access (for transparency), overhauling the Senate’s internal communications and collaboration infrastructure (for efficiency), and launching new Web 2.0 / social media technologies for the Senate (public participation). The new website, launched in May, has been heralded as a leading example of the use of “Web 2.0″ technologies by a legislature, inviting citizens to become creators of content on the site as well as consumers of content, and including interactive websites for every Senator and every Committee of the Senate. I was also elected by my peers to serve on the New York State CIO Leadership Council, was selected by GovTech as the 2010 New York State Public Sector CIO of the Year, and named to the “Government CIO 50” by Information Week.
I frequently present about open government, open-source, and community process at events and venues such as the Personal Democracy Forum, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, PSFK, Drupalcon, and O’Reilly’s Gov 2.0 Expo.

  • DrupalSquad
  • Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Ideas; Principal, DrupalSquad
  • ahoppin
  • Evangelist, Business Analyst
  • United States

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